Take Two for October 14, 2013

Rep. Schiff on the shutdown's third week

Budget Battle

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The Ohio Clock has stood watch over the Senate for 196 years. It stopped running shortly after noon last Wednesday. Employees in the Office of the Senate Curator ordinarily wind the clock weekly. But they are among the thousands of federal employees furloughed under the partial shutdown.

The partial government shutdown is now in its third week and the country is about to bump up against a borrowing limit.

Talks between House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama broke down over the weekend.

Now Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell are trying to craft a deal.  But, by most reports, they aren't making much progress.

California Congressman Adam Schiff joins Take Two for an update from the Hill.

 


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